Proxy Evaluations

Proxy and Annual Report evaluations are a reasonably quick way to gain access to information about prevalence of non-qualified executive benefits offered by public US companies. This evaluation can be completed for a select list of companies as well as entire industry groups. Advaita Consulting, Inc. offers this type of service for a minimal fee with results presented in a summary report as well as a conference call or meeting explaining the results of the evaluation.

Depending on the disclosure in these public documents, information may be procured regarding both qualified and non-qualified retirement benefit plans including:

  • 401(k)
  • Pension
  • Non-Qualified Elective Deferred Compensation
  • Non-Qualified Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans
  • Non-Qualified Excess Pension Plans

Plan prevalence for these retirement benefits can usually be reasonably established, and in some cases details of benefit plan design are also available. Note that informal funding and benefit security details are usually not available in the proxy and annual report.

It should be noted that proxy and annual report evaluations are notoriously poor in reflecting information about Executive Life Insurance, Supplemental Disability Income, and Long-Term Care Plans.